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US20170359896 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A VERTICAL INTERCONNECTION ACCESS AND A PAD ON A 3D PRINTED CIRCUIT UTILIZING A PIN  
A 3D printed circuit apparatus includes a 3D printed circuit having a surface layer and one or more wires embedded under the surface layer, and a conductive metal pin that is cut to a desired...
US20170357532 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING OF WORKLOAD-AWARE JOBS ON MULTI-CLOUDS  
Disclosed are systems and methods for optimally provisioning tasks to machine instances. The machine instances can correspond to cloud providers and can be part of a multi-cloud. The machine...
US20170357219 Pipelined SAR ADC Using Comparator As A Voltage-To-Time Converter With Multi-Bit Second Stage  
A two-stage successive-approximation-register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprising is described. The SAR ADC includes a first stage comprising a SAR ADC; a voltage-to-time interface...
US20170356843 METHODS FOR SAMPLE CHARACTERIZATION  
Described are methods of determining a property of a sample, examples of sample properties that can be determined and provided using the methods described herein include, for example, the...
US20170356666 ADAPTIVE OPTIMIZATION FOR DYNAMIC ROOM PRESSURIZATION CONTROL  
An apparatus and method controls an environmental control system to maintain a differential pressure between a room and one or more adjacent areas by (1) determining a differential pressure error...
US20170356096 METHODS FOR PRODUCING CORROSION RESISTANT ELECTRODEPOSITED NICKEL COATINGS  
Embodiments of the present methods deposit smooth, semi-bright nickel coatings from a nickel bath at room temperature, with relatively high concentrations (between about 5 and about 10%) of an...
US20170354953 NON-NOBLE ELEMENT CATALYSTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING  
Disclosed are non-noble element compositions of matter, structures, and methods for producing the catalysts that can catalyze oxygen reduction reactions (ORR). The disclosed composition of matter...
US20170354902 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE LIQUID-PHASE SEPARATION OF ISOMERS OF AROMATIC MOLECULES  
The present invention includes a composition and process for separating p-isomers of vinylbenzenes from a mixture of isomers comprising the steps of: providing a porous microwaved Mg(II)...
US20170354672 COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DELIVERY OF TRNA AS NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF USE THEREWITH  
In some aspects, the present disclosure provides a nanoparticle composition comprising tRNA and an aminolipid delivery compound. The aminolipid delivery compound may be a dendrimer, dendron, or...
9840629 Aqueous polyelectrolyte complex as one pot nanocoating solution to impart antiflammable behavior to various substrates  
A method includes coating a substrate to provide a flame resistant substrate. In an embodiment, the method includes preparing a solution. The solution includes an anionic material, a cationic...
9840583 Fluorescent polymers and applications thereof  
In one aspect, block copolymers are described herein. A block copolymer described herein, in some embodiments, comprises a first block comprising a polymer or oligomer formed from the reaction...
9840577 Ultra low density biodegradable shape memory polymer foams with tunable physical properties  
Compositions and/or structures of degradable shape memory polymers (SMPs) ranging in form from neat/unfoamed to ultra low density materials of down to 0.005 g/cc density. These materials show...
US20170352870 METHOD AND USE OF CERAMIC/CARBON COMPOSITE NANOFIBERS AS AN ANODE FOR LITHIUM-ION AND SODIUM-ION BATTERIES  
Tin-containing carbon fibers may be produced by centrifugal spinning of a precursor composition that includes a base polymer and a tin-containing compound. The produced fibers are heated at a...
US20170350947 MAGNETIC FIELD VECTOR IMAGING ARRAY  
Methods and systems for imaging a magnetic field as vectors (or scalars if desired) in either two or three dimensions without the need for rastering or relative motion between the sensors and the...
US20170350890 BETA LACTAMASE AS BIOMARKER FOR THE SPECIFIC DETECTION OF TUBERCULOSIS-COMPLEX BACTERIA  
The present disclosure provides methods, reagents, systems, and devices that target β lactamase as a biomarker for the sensitive and specific detection of tuberculosis-complex bacteria....
US20170350835 INTEGRATION OF MONOLAYER GRAPHENE WITH A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE  
The integration of monolayer graphene with a semiconductor device for gas sensing applications involves obtaining a CMOS device that is prepared to receive monolayer graphene channels. After...
US20170350813 APPARATUS FOR DETECTING A SUBSTANCE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME  
An apparatus configured to detect a substance, and method of operating and forming the same. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tunable resonator including an upper Bragg reflector and a...
US20170350590 SWIRL TORCH IGNITER  
A torch igniter and a method of igniting a torch flame. An example embodiment includes a body including an oxidizer inlet configured to facilitate oxidizer flow through the body toward an output...
US20170349606 ANTIPARASITIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS UTILIZING SUBSTITUTED 5,5,7,7-TETRAMETHYL-4,5,6,7-TETRAHYDROTHIENO[2,3-C] PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES  
The present disclosure relates generally to systems, methods, and compounds for therapeutic use against parasitic infections. More particularly, the disclosure relates to anti-parasitic compounds,...
US20170349543 CATIONIC SULFONAMIDE AMINO LIPIDS AND AMPHIPHILIC ZWITTERIONIC AMINO LIPIDS  
The present disclosure provides one or more amino lipids such as an amino lipids containing a sulfonic acid or sulfonic acid derivative of the formulas: wherein the variables are as defined...
US20170348459 SI-O-N-P RELATED FABRICATION METHODS, SURFACE TREATMENTS AND USES THEREOF  
Disclosed are compositions, methods and processes for fabricating and using a device or other implement including a surface or surfaces having a nanoscale or microscale layer or coating of...
9837611 Photo-switchable fullerene-based materials as interfacial layers in organic photovoltaics  
Design and use of photo-switching, fullerene-based dyads of the design x-D-y-A or D-y-A-x as interfacial layers (IFL) for organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices are described herein. The...
9835626 Methods and compositions for isolating exosomes  
Disclosed are surprising new methods and compositions for isolating extracellular microvesicles such as exosomes, particularly disease-related and phosphatidylserine (PS)-positive extracellular...
9834770 Single stranded DNA aptamers binding NF-kB/RelA  
DNA aptamers are high affinity ligands selected by genetic enrichment techniques to bind to specific protein targets. Because these represent chemically stable and reproducible molecules, they...
9834700 Polylactide/silicon-containing block copolymers for nanolithography  
The present invention includes a diblock copolymer system that self-assembles at very low molecular weights to form very small features. In one embodiment, one polymer in the block copolymer...
9834681 2,7-disubstituted cephalosporin derivatives as beta-lactamase substrates and methods for their use for the diagnosis of tuberculosis  
β-Lactamase substrates and methods for using the substrates to detect β-lactamase and to diagnose tuberculosis.
9833551 Fully implantable direct cardiac and aortic compression device  
The present invention provides a combined direct cardiac compression and aortic counterpulsation device comprising: an inflatable direct cardiac compression jacket configured when inflated to...
9833318 Self-expanding heart assist device  
The present invention includes a device and method for a self-expanding framework device adapted to facilitate the deployment of an extra-cardiac device. The device includes a deployment tube and...
US20170346370 MAINTAINABLE LIQUID COOLING JACKET FOR MOTORS  
A liquid-cooled motor may include a removable liquid cooling jacket. The jacket may enclose a commercial off-the-shelf electric motor. The jacket may be ribbed and may include multiple fluid...
US20170342503 XRN2 AS A DETERMINANT OF SENSITIVITY TO DNA DAMAGE  
The present disclosure is directed to methods of detecting XRN2 expression levels, copy number and mutation status, particularly in cancer cells. The methods permit physicians to tailor therapies...
US20170342164 ANTI-CD19 scFv (FMC63) POLYPEPTIDE  
Provided are monoclonal antibodies that detect CD19 CAR-modified immune cells and CAR-modified immune cells irrespective of the tumor associated antigen they target. Methods of using these...
US20170342078 HETEROCYCLIC INHIBITORS OF PTPN11  
The present invention relates to compounds which may be useful as inhibitors of PTPN11 for the treatment or prevention of cancer and other PTP-mediated diseases. Disclosed herein are new compounds...
US20170341227 VISCOELASTIC LIQUID-COOLED ACTUATOR  
A robotic actuator may include a series elastic actuator (SEA) that includes an elastic element made of a viscoelastic material. The viscoelastic material may have hardness, stiffness, hysteresis,...
US20170341055 UTSA-74: A METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK WITH TWO ACCESSIBLE BINDING SITES PER METAL CENTER FOR GAS SEPARATION AND GAS STORAGE  
A metal-organic framework (MOF) and uses thereof are provided herein, including an MOF comprising a repeat unit of the formula [Zn2(H2O)L.0.5H2O]n, wherein L is a ligand of the formula: The MOFs...
US20170340777 Shape Memory Alloy Orthopedic Implant  
Systems and methods discussed herein provide for fabricating orthopedic implants one or more shape-memory alloys including TiNi and TiNb and shape-setting the alloys to the geometry appropriate...
US20170340636 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITION OF AUTOPHAGY  
The present invention concerns compounds and their use to treat cell proliferative disorders including tumor growth and metastasis. Compounds of the present invention act as inhibitors of TAOK2...
US20170340430 LYMPH NODE REPLACEMENT CONSTRUCT  
An implantable lymph node replacement construct (10) comprising a body (12) having a plurality of inlets (24,26) and a lesser number of outlets (30). The body (12) further having an internal...
9831972 Synchronization of clocks and sensors via exponential-based TDR and communication of exponential-null pulse sequences  
A method for establishing synchronization between a master clock and a slave clock. A transmitter near the master clock transmits a pulse sequence onto an electrical cable that extends between the...
9829590 Extracting SV shear data from P-wave marine data  
A system and method of processing seismic data obtained using a plurality of towed single-component receivers in a marine environment is described, the towed single-component receivers configured...
9829396 Surface-mounted monitoring system  
A surface mounted monitoring system is disclosed that is useful for detecting the presence of both ordinary and excessive loads on a surface, and for providing real-time or near real-time trending...
9827327 Methods and compositions related to adenoassociated virus-phage particles  
Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to compositions and methods of delivering one or more transgene to a target cell, such as a tumor cell, in a site-specific manner to achieve...
9827202 Hot-melt extrusion of modified release multi-particulates  
The present invention includes compositions and methods of making a modified release pharmaceutical formulation and a method of preparation for the embedding of modified release multi-particulates...
US20170338331 ENERGY-FILTERED COLD ELECTRON DEVICES AND METHODS  
Energy-filtered cold electron devices use electron energy filtering through discrete energy levels of quantum wells or quantum dots that are formed through band bending of tunneling barrier...
US20170338015 Magnetic Nanoparticles, Bulk Nanocomposite Magnets, and Production Thereof  
Provided herein are systems, methods, and compositions for magnetic nanoparticles and bulk nanocomposite magnets.
US20170336394 HIGH-THROUGHPUT IMAGING PLATFORM  
A microfluidic device capable of trapping contents in a manner suitable for high-throughput imaging is described herein. The microfluidic device may include one or more trapping devices, with each...
US20170335322 COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THE MODULATION OF COMP  
In certain embodiments, hybridization results in modulation of the amount activity or expression of the target nucleic acid in a cell. In certain embodiments, the target nucleic acid is a nucleic...
US20170335201 HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS OF ALKALI PROMOTED MOS2-BASED CATALYST  
Certain embodiments are directed to method for making and using an alkali promoted transition metal sulfide Fischer Tropsch catalyst. Certain embodiments are directed to alkali promoted transition...
US20170334968 CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS (CAR) TO SELECTIVELY TARGET PROTEIN COMPLEXES  
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) constructs are provided that are able to selectively bind to specific protein complexes, such as HER 1/HER3 heterodimer receptors. CAR T-cells comprising these...
US20170334962 FcRn-TARGETED ANTIGEN FUSION PROTEINS  
The invention disclosed herein generally relates to fusion proteins for use alone or as adjuvants or antigen delivery vehicles for vaccines.
US20170334755 SURFACE MODIFICATION OF ZERO VALENT IRON MATERIAL FOR ENHANCED REACTIVITY FOR DEGRADING CHLORINATED CONTAMINANTS IN WATER  
Methods, systems, and compounds for degrading chlorinated compounds in water. A facile aqueous-based surface treatment of zero-valent iron is provided to increase the reactivity of a zero-valent...